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Replies, retorts and ribs

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I was reading another tripawds post, and have also had the experience of someone being surprised by the fact that your dog has 3 legs.  So this weekend my family came up with MANY replies, retorts and ribs.  Some of them are a little dark…we probably could never say some of them, but we all had a great laugh!  Enjoy!

What’s wrong with your dog? / Your dog has 3 legs?

  • Nothing.  This one didn’t come with a spare.
  • OMG!  He’s missing a leg!!!!
  • We’re just waiting for it to grow back.
  • Nothing.  But why does your dog have so many legs?
  • S**t, he dropped it again!
  • He had a little fight, but man, you should have seen the other dog!
  • I’m a magician…this is my greatest illusion!
  • Kids’ science experiment gone bad.

Then, there’s the truth:

  • Lawn mower
  • Torn ACL/broken knee
  • Cancer
  • Car accident
  • Hunting accident
  • Transporter accident
  • Shark attack
  • Organ donor (ok…the last 3 are pushing it…)

And a little on the darker side:

  • Closed the car door too fast.
  • We BBQ’d last weekend 🙂
  • Had to make good on a gambling debt
  • He lost his leg in the war
  • Blender accident
  • Traded it for a KIA
  • He’s in the process of becoming human (turning into a bi-ped!)…He really wants to learn to ride a bike 😉
  • He’s Poko the Pirate!
  • That D**n black bunny!!!!
  • Well, what do you do when they get a bad sliver?
  • Dropped the knife!  Ooops!
  • Got a little too close to the black hole.
  • Rift in the space time continuum.
  • Sewing accident
  • We went a little overboard on his Halloween costume last year.
  • The CROWS, the CROWS…..
  • It’s just a bad haircut!  They took a little too much off the back.
  • Shhh…Act normal, he doesn’t know yet.
  • Didn’t pay vet bill
  • 3 regular and 1 “lite”
  • This is “Limp-Tin-Tin”, his favorite song is “I want to break free!”
  • I forgot to feed him
  • Elevator accident
  • Yeah, 3, but thank god he’s not a horse, if you know what I mean!

Keep laughing, and keep your spirits high.  It really is the best medicine (for you and your pup!)

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7 Responses to “Replies, retorts and ribs”

  1.   Dakota Dawg Says:

    Dakota never goes anywhere–he’s terribly antisocial–so we don’t run into this too often. However, we did have a few outsiders come to the house in the last few weeks and I had to sigh heavily and go through explanations. I confess that I have said he lost it in the war.

    To be fair, if I’d encountered a 3-legged dog a year ago, I probably would have been one of “them.” Then I would have gotten an education, I guess. I suppose I can cut ’em all some slack.

  2.   AbbysMom Says:

    I’ve thought about having a t-shirt printed up that says “It tasted like chicken” but haven’t had the nerve. 🙂

    We agree – laughter is definitely the best medicine!
    Jackie, Abby’s mom

  3.   etgayle Says:

    love it…especially the crows, the crows…. thanks for the smile!!

    charon & gayle

  4.   riosmom Says:

    We’re laughing!!! I always want to give a smart ass reply, but chicken out and give them the truth — then comes the pity, which I HATE… If I only could just be bolder!

    Micki and Rio

  5.   krun15 Says:

    Maggie was a little pug, rear amp. Often people didn’t notice she was missing a leg, but would ask me why she was limping. I sometimes wanted to give a smart reply- but the worst I said was “you would limp too if you were missing a leg!”
    One a**hole asked me once if I called her ‘peg’. I just stared at him- the people he was with looked really embarrassed. I couldn’t come up with a reply…

    Karen and the pugapalooza

  6.   Lisa Says:

    The tripawds gift shop has a t-shirt that says “a dog this good you can’t eat all at once” I really want to get it! I like “didn’t pay the vet bill” and “had to make good on a gambling debt” I think I’d start out the gambling one with “the dog’s got a gambling problem and was in debt to a loan shark” 🙂

  7.   Mira Says:

    All meant in jest, of course. And to lighten the mood. I’ve stopped to pet a tripawd in the past – hope I didn’t offend the lady when I asked what happened. I stopped because the dog was cute, and I often stop to chat with other dog owners.

    I guess when someone stops me, I’ll try to keep my sense of humor, and not take anything personally, but also not retort too harshly. Only with a wink and a smile. It’s just easier to avoid the pity-party 🙂

    There was a suggestion to change Poko’s name to Pogo….not bad 🙂 kinda funny…he bounces along with a huge smile on his face now. It could be worse.

    And I can’t believe we missed “Tasted like chicken!” That’s great!

    Maybe a gentle reply to “Peg” could be…no I call her/him “Tripod”

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